Sunday, March 27, 2011
Jon Leifs(1899-1968), Icelandic composer and conductor. He studied at the Reykjavik College of Music, and then in Leipzig(1916-22). He remained in Germany for several decades, conducting. Returning to Iceland, he founded the Union of Icelandic Artists, the Icelandic Composers' Society and served as adviser to Icelandic Radio. He composed orchestral music, string quartets, sacred and piano music.